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Book chapter

In search for instructive models: The Russian state at a crossroads to conquering the North.

P. 110-136.

Mastering the North was a long-term problem for the Russian state, which at least from the eighteenth century tried to organize the effective use of its resources. This chapter illustrates two very distinct foreign models employed for the “state colonization” of the Russian North in a formative period between the Great Reform of 1861 and Stalin’s industrialization of 1930s: Norway and Canada. Although the use of the Norwegian model for colonization of the Russian North is relatively well studied, “railway colonization” of 1920s is not that well known,and very few works embrace both imperial and early Soviet periods of colonization.

In book

In search for instructive models: The Russian state at a crossroads to conquering the North.
Edited by: D. Jorgensen, S. Sorlin. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013.